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Dear Mom – An Open Letter to Myself

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Benji arrived almost two months ago. Being a mom is an incredible gift โ€”challenging, but incredible. I can remember mom friends telling me about their experience as a first time parent: sleepless nights, diaper changes, and the pure joy of hearing their child coo or smile for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚ I listened to their stories with anticipation. Towards the...
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Birth Story: Benjamin Grayson

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On December 2 I sent my mom an early morning text, โ€œtoday is the day. We are heading to the hospital.โ€ Even at 4 a.m. she replied within minutes, โ€œwait for me!โ€ Everyday for the past two weeks I had sent her a morning update, typically a โ€œyep, still pregnant.โ€ Dare I forget and she called my husband looking for...
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Final Reflections: Preparing for Baby

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They say the last few weeks of pregnancy are the longest. Agreed. Nine months of anticipation, change, belly flutters, and then…waiting (cue โ€œFinal Countdownโ€ by Europe). Iโ€™ve seen my body transform โ€” wide hips, a growing chest, swollen feet, cellulite, and (of course) a growing bump. My body didnโ€™t fully take on its pregnancy shape until 30 weeks, around the...
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